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The old Duke Street Bridge, no date

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Hi Pablo, great pictures again. Can you Upload the other picture of Duke st bridge.

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Did you mean this one Raven

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Gas lamps. Steam crane? Horses and carts. Steam wagon? 1920s?

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Or this one?

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Originally Posted by Moonstar
Gas lamps. Steam crane? Horses and carts. Steam wagon? 1920s?


No idea Moonstar, be a good guess though

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Are they rail tracks in the top picture?


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The second picture is on another site that says it's 1920's:

http://www.20thcenturyimages.co.uk/trolleyed/4/22/326/index.htm

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I have no dates, I did say that. Thanks for the info Geek

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Originally Posted by granny
Are they rail tracks in the top picture?


Yes. The current bridge also used to have trains crossing it.
I used to ride my bike across at the same time and it was a
bit scary. (1950's)

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Originally Posted by pablo42
I have no dates, I did say that. Thanks for the info Geek


It's well worth looking at that site Pablo. There's quite a few old photo's on there you might like, although some of them are one's you've already posted (...just spotted the Vale Park one of 1948).

Anyway, keep 'em coming mate. happy

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Thanks Pablo, this is the one. Does anyone know what the building next to the bridge, {which is now a cafe} used to be.

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Originally Posted by Raven61
Thanks Pablo, this is the one. Does anyone know what the building next to the bridge, {which is now a cafe} used to be.


Dock Master's Office, I think.

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Originally Posted by Raven61
Thanks Pablo, this is the one. Does anyone know what the building next to the bridge, {which is now a cafe} used to be.


It was a Mersey Docks & Harbour Board & my Father used to work there! yes

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Hi Pablo,do any of your old photos show a policeman wearing big white gloves standing on a platform of some description controlling the traffic on Duke street/Corporation road where the roundabout is now? I'm not sure whether I remember it or just think I do.

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